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May 9, 2019

Orlando Announces Record 75 Million Visitors, Solidifies Ranking as No. 1 U.S. Travel Destination

(Left to right) Adrian Jones, Visit Orlando Board Chair and Divisional Director USA, Merlin Entertainments USA Inc.; Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings; and George Aguel, President and CEO, Visit Orlando; celebrate a record 75 million visitors to Orlando in 2018.

Celebrates International Gains Despite Economic and Political Headwinds

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in 2018. The increase of 4.2% over the prior year once again solidifies Orlando’s lead position as America’s most-visited destination. 

Visit Orlando, the region’s official destination tourism and marketing organization, shared the news as part of National Travel & Tourism Week to a gathering of more than 1,000 tourism and community leaders.

May 4, 2018

From Fantasy to Free-Falling: Orlando’s 10 New Summer Attractions

ORLANDO, Fla. – Named one of Travelocity’s Coolest Places to Go in 2018 for Family Travel and AAA’s Top Domestic Summer Destination, Orlando has a fresh lineup of thrilling attractions arriving this summer, giving travelers 10 new reasons to explore the destination, including those inside Orlando’s legendary theme parks, as well as beyond.

·         The destination’s only official visitor center, operated by Visit Orlando, offers deals, unbiased expert advice and Instagram-worthy photo ops for guests. The Visit Orlando center is located at 8102 International Drive in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district.

·         For those buying attraction tickets online, Visit Orlando is offering an additional 5 percent off already-discounted tickets from May 14 through June 10 by using promo code SAVE5 at

March 24, 2017

Wizard World is Making Its Way to Orlando This August

It's a match made in fandom heaven - an epic comic con joins forces with a magical city. Orlando has long been known for enchanted theme parks, but it's fast becoming one of the most favored hosts of fan conventions as well. It was only a matter of time before one of the industry's most popular conventions scheduled a stop in The City Beautiful. Brace yourselves, super-fans... Wizard World Comic Con will be conjuring up a spellbinding weekend at the Orange County Convention Center August 11-13!

January 20, 2017


The Makeup Show is back in Orlando, welcoming spring and the year’s newest trends to the Sunshine state.

Orlando, FL (January, 2017) — It’s 2017 and The Makeup Show is kicking off the new year with some fun in the sun! This March, The Makeup Show will return to Orlando, celebrating its 5th year in the City Beautiful. Attendees of The Makeup Show Orlando will enjoy two days of education, inspiration and unbeatable deals on some of the most sought aXer makeup and beauty brands. AddiSonally, with a new year comes exciting changes; Orlando attendees will be the first to experience what The Makeup Show has in store for 2017.

New Features set to launch at The Makeup Show Orlando include:

  • New brands: In addition to the 50+ top brands returning to The Makeup Show, Orlando will welcome several new brands including Limelight by Alcone, Blinc Inc., VAMP FX, Earthborn Solutions, Bioderma and MOO. All brands will be offering pro-discount rates up to 60% off!
  • The Makeup Show Town Hall: One of the reasons The Makeup Show stands out from other shows is its commitment to education. In addition to the immensely popular keynotes and special topic forums, The Makeup Show Orlando will introduce The Makeup Show Town Hall. This keynote has been specifically designed to bring together attendees, artists and experts for the purpose of engaging in conversations about the latest developments and hot topics in the industry.
  • Play Area: Makeup professionals often joke that they’re like kids in a candy store. Now, dreams are coming true for pros as they’re allowed to eat the candy before they buy it—sort of. With the introduction of The Makeup Show’s Play Area, pros can test and compare products, making a truly informed decision before adding new product to their kits.
  • New Educational Opportunities: The Makeup Show Orlando will also introduce new workshops that can’t be missed, including James Vincent and Lori-Taylor Davis’ “Mastering Makeup Trend.” This workshop will teach makeup trends through color, texture and looks from the world of fashion.

Sponsors of The Makeup Show Orlando include Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsors TEMPTU and Crown Brush, Silver Sponsor Kat Von D, Supporting Sponsors Frends Beauty and MustaeV, Contributing Sponsors Glamcor and Pinnacle Cosmetics, and School Sponsor Cosmix. The Makeup Show Orlando will take place on Saturday, March 18th from 9AM-5PM and Sunday, March 19th from 9AM-5PM at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive. Tickets are available online and can be purchased at

About The Makeup Show
The Makeup Show brings two-days full of inspiration, education and opportunity for fashion and beauty professionals at all levels of their career to come together with some of the best brands and biggest names in the business. The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago and Orlando. The Makeup Show brings each destination over 75 beauty brands and a unique convergence of artists and community. Beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals, with a focus on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly with the best in the business.

You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news through an informative blog covering all things beauty at The Makeup Show Blog. Be sure to connect with The Makeup Show on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

August 12, 2015

Give Kids the World Village - Kissimmee

About a decade ago, I lived in Poinciana, Florida while working in Kissimmee. Every day on my commute, I'd pass this hidden nook that held the most colorful little land - tucked away among clusters of trees. When my young daughter was with me, it would catch her eye too, and she'd get that twinkling look in those beautiful eyes, because this little land looked so magical. We would both gawk at this land each time we passed it, and we were so curious. What went on in there? What was this place? This enchanted land was Give Kids the World Village, and it really is as magical as we expected. In fact, it may be the most magical place on earth.

February 8, 2015

Valentine's Day Events in Orlando

Valentine's Day is next weekend, and Orlando is bustling with opportunities to celebrate love and romance. For locals and visitors alike, amorous options abound - and not just in the theme parks! Whether you're already partnered, seeking a companion, or swearing off affection, the perfect activity can help to warm your heart and lift your spirits over the holiday weekend. This is just a basic overview to some of the best holiday specials and events throughout the Orlando area.

February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Events - Orlando 2015

Just a few spots to consider for your Super Bowl celebration here in Orlando! This list may have additions throughout the day. Keep checking back!

The party never stops at Tin Roof, and today is no exception! Enjoy drink specials, half-price quesadillas, and live sports action on 22 screens (one devoted to Puppy Bowl!). Indoor and outdoor seating options.

January 15, 2015

The Mears Monopoly - Who's Involved?

It is common knowledge that Orlando is an unwelcoming location for any transportation options that are not provided by the Mears Group. Uber has been bullied by the city, as well as many private businesses, with the help of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. This is an ongoing battle to advance the transportation monopoly known as Mears.

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